Strolling Evanston’s Studios

Saturday was a glorious day to wander about town for Open Studios Evanston.

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I attended the opening evening of Made in Evanston at Noyes Cultural Art Center on Thursday and marked my map with the works I wanted to learn more about.

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photo by an Open Studios Evanston organizer

I walked over to Creative Coworking where I witnessed a lovely Make and Take by Twisted Fiber Studio.

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I chatted about encaustics with one visitor.

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Then I had lunch at Bennison’s Bakery.

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The chocolate eclair made up for missing National Donut Day on Friday.

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Botti Studio had lovely art by multiple artists for their Studio/Shift exhibit.

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I love stained glass and hope to have a lamp like that one day.

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I played with Carol Neiger’s Sphinx Lithograph-the shavings are magnetic and move.

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Lorena LaGrassa and I admired each other’s jewelry and I love her mixed media work too.

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Watercolorist Katherine Orr offered an ink demonstration at La Petite Gallerie Lapin.

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She had wonderful insights about the flow of art making.

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Lapin is a fun place to take your laptop for upgrades!

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Part of the fun is exploring the various homes and garage spaces the art making happens in.

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I was struck by Joyce Elias’ blue wood collage at Noyes, and loved the variations in her studio.

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She makes other fun mixed media art too.

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I’m eager to pop in to The Collage Cafe that is opening up at 709 Sherman Avenue soon.

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I was too engaged chatting to take pictures of the space, but Jessica Lynn and Lindy Stockton have pieces at the Noyes Made in Evanston Exhibit.

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Open Studio Project had inspiring pieces up, made from egg cartons!

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I had met Robin Carlson at an artist networking event and enjoyed seeing where she creates her photo collages and multimedia art work.

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She sold a piece while I was visiting.

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Her mosaic process is inspiring.

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Then I stopped at Sidetracked Studios where a raffle was underway to raise funds for the Trio Animal Foundation.

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I hope my collar pendant enjoys the canine point of view of its new owner.

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Sirius by my friend Jason McPhillips was ‘adopted’.

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Hip Circle Studio showcased the veil choreography the students had learned in a single day.

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I ended the tour at Perspective Gallery where FUSEDChicago member Katsy Johnson is featured with her new series of encaustic photos.

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Earlier in the week I had checked out Bridgette Guerzon Mills’ encaustic art at Gather.

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She is showing with Deva Suckerman who transforms salvaged wood into lovely portraits.

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Check out the Made in Evanston exhibit at Noyes Cultural Art Center through the end of the month and explore who your favorite artists are.

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Creativity and artistry abounds in this north shore community!

2 thoughts on “Strolling Evanston’s Studios

  1. Katy V says:

    Wonderful work of arts. Every time I look into this kind of pieces, I feel relaxed, It’s like a stress reliever. That’s why I also like going to places like these.

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